Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson to Meet for Vacant Light Heavyweight Title at UFC 232
By: Tristen Critchfield Oct 10, 2018
As expected, Jon Jones and
Gustafsson will square off in the main event of UFC 232 with
the vacant light heavyweight title on the line.
Multiple outlets confirmed the booking following an initial report
ESPN.com on Wednesday. Daniel
Cormier will be stripped of the 205-pound belt as he prepares
to defend the heavyweight crown against Derrick
Lewis at UFC 230 on Nov. 3.
UFC 232 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 29 and
also features a women’s featherweight title clash pitting Cristiane
Justino against Amanda
Jones and Gustafsson initially squared off in one of the most
memorable light heavyweight title bouts in promotion history, with
“Bones” taking a narrow decision at UFC 165 in September 2013.
Jones will be returning following a reduced suspension for a failed
drug test at UFC 214 in July 2014, when he had a third-round
victory over Cormier changed to a no contest.
Gustafsson hasn’t competed since UFC Fight Night 109, where he
knocked out Glover
Teixeira in the fifth frame in May 2017. “The Mauler” was
scheduled to face Volkan
Oezdemir at UFC 227 in August but had to withdraw due to